Tamika Catchings on Becky Hammon as Head Coach: Stop Looking at Female vs. Male

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 13, 2018

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, left, talks with guard Patty Mills (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Nets, Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 109-97.(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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The Milwaukee Bucks will reportedly interview San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon for their vacant head coaching position, and former WNBA star Tamika Catchings believes Hammon is a deserving candidate.

"She's a great coach. I wish people would stop looking at female vs. male and just look at who's the best coach we could possibly have," she told TMZ Sports. "It's definitely going to be game-changing, and just the fact that she's going to be the first woman interviewing for that job as a head coach is a big deal."

Catchings added that Hammon was a great fit for the Bucks despite some other coaches perhaps having more experience in the NBA coaching ranks.

"I think that, not only in the NBA but in the WNBA, a lot of coaches are recycled," she noted. "So you see them get on one team, they get fired; then they end up on another team. It's hard to really allow other coaches to get into that realm, so I'm really excited about it."

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